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'N Sync's Joey Fatone trades boy bands for hair bands in 'Rock of Ages'

Joey Fatone plays Dennis Dupree, the aging owner of The Bourbon Room

It's been nearly 11 years since Joey Fatone hit the Broadway stage as Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

The singer from boy band ‘N Sync returns in February when he takes over as Dennis Dupree, the aging owner of The Bourbon Room in "Rock of Ages." Fatone starts his limited engagement Feb. 20 in the show at  the Venetian Las Vegas, according to a statement.

While the Broadway version closed Jan. 18 after six years, the Vegas version rocks out to the hair bands of the ’80s nightly.

The show takes place on the Sunset Strip in 1987 with a parade of classic rock hits including "Don't Stop Believin'," "Here I Go Again," "Wanted Dead or Alive," and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." Yes, drinking and dancing in the aisles is encouraged.

Fatone is no stranger to performing in Las Vegas.

He was a guest host for “The Price Is Right Live!” at Bally’s Las Vegas. And of course his cronies in ‘N Sync routinely perform here too. The second place winner of “Dancing with the Stars” plans to stick with “Rock of Ages” until April.

Actor Troy Burgess, who originated the role of Dennis Dupree in Las Vegas, returns after Fatone's stint ends.

Note this isn’t the first celebrity to join the cast. Kyle Lowden of “Days of Our Lives” fame played aging rocker Stacee Jaxx last year.

Tickets: "Rock of Ages," (702) 414-9000

 

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